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John Cuttino Receives 2022 Sheryl J. Willert Pioneer Diversity Award

Columbia, S.C. – May 12, 2022

Gallivan White Boyd is proud to announce that partner and former DRI President, John E. Cuttino has received DRI’s 2022 Sheryl J. Willert Pioneer Diversity Award. This award was presented at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar luncheon on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. DRI is the largest international membership organization of attorneys who defend the interests of businesses and individuals in civil litigation.

Named for Sheryl J. Willert, the first woman and first person of color to serve as President of DRI, the award honors and recognizes an individual’s demonstrated commitment and outstanding accomplishments in the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Cuttino served as President of DRI from 2016-2017 and previously served in several other leadership roles within the organization.

“We are thankful for John’s dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion and for his leadership on these important topics within the legal profession,” said C. William McGee, GWB’s Chief Executive Officer. “We congratulate him on this tremendous honor and join in his commitment to promoting DE&I within the legal community and our society as a whole.”

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